UK-based DS Smith has introduced a new courier box, which is designed as a customised plastic packaging to meet the extreme transportation conditions of courier company TNT Express.
The courier delivery firm has selected DS Smith to develop a custom-made and durable box that could help the company to enhance mail picking and logistic handling services, as well as reduce carriage costs.
DS Smith Plastics designed the box taking into consideration requirements such as identification, interior of the boxes and usability set by the logistics company.
According to the packaging firm, the box features a sloped bottom to keep the contents at the centre during logistic handling and a dedicated space for identification labels on the exterior.
The box is equipped with reinforced sides and rims to protect the box against intense usage while it features ergonomic grips on the sides for easy handling.
It is designed to fit across the entire supply chain such as on the pallets, dollies, and conveyers of a distribution centre.
The company noted that the reusable courier box can last for decades and are 100% recyclable after use.
Headquartered in the Netherlands, TNT Express is a subsidiary of FedEx. It operates two divisions, Mail and Express, to pick up, transport, sort and store packages in more than 200 countries.
Earlier this month, DS Smith entered an agreement to offload its plastics division to private equity firm Olympus Partners for a value of $585m, reported Reuters.